Here is a list of the main supermarkets (supermarché or hypermarché if they are larger), usually found in commercial zones on the outskirts of towns. There is a very wide range to choose from, but inevitably your preferred supermarket for a weekly shop in France will be dictated by price, preference and location. Click on the company name below to find your preferred store (a French postcode may be required, you can use our warehouse’s – Urrugne – Postal Code: 64700).
Intermarché (Les Mousquetaires)
Franprix (Casino Group)
Netto (discount supermarket owned by Les Mousquetaires)
DIY stores in France
Here is a list of the main DIY stores (le magasin de bricolage) found in France, usually in commercial zones on the outskirts of towns. For smaller everyday household items, try the more traditional quincaillerie (hardware shop) which you may find on the high street in smaller towns or large villages.
Garden centres in France
These is a big selection of garden centres in France. While there are many smaller independent stores, among the big chain names are:
Jardiland (also pet and animal goods)
Note that some of the big hypermarchés have extensive garden sections, too.
Factory outlets in France
Factory outlets are very popular in France, more noticably in northern regions. If it’s a fashion bargain you’re seeking, head to one of the big-brand outlets, such as McArthurGlen at Roubaix near Lille and Troyes in Champagne, near Paris. Troyes is also home to one of France’s seven Marques Avenue stores, dedicated to fashion and homewares, while near Strasbourg you can find Roppenheim Style outlets. Cité Europe in Calais and Euralille in Lille (in French) offer mall-based treats in the north, while within the Disneyland Resort near Paris there’s La Vallée Village.